SEEDIG Road Show

Supporting digital cooperation and capacity development at the national level

Why a SEEDIG Road Show?

At SEEDIG, we are continuously exploring new avenues for activities focused on capacity development and fostering dialogue on digital policy issues within the SEE+ region. At the same time, we look into ways to strengthen the SEEDIG community and ensure that our initiative is more strongly anchored into the region. In this context, the SEEDIG Road Show project – developed after consultations with several partners and national IGF initiatives – aims to:

Strengthen SEEDIG’s presence and visibility at the national level, in SEE+ countries.

Help attract new SEEDIG community members and partners from across the region.

Contribute to capacity development efforts at the national level.

Identify new avenues for cooperation between national stakeholder on digital policy issues.

Ensure that the interests  national communities are better reflected in the SEEDIG process.

What does the Road Show entail?

At SEEDIG, we are continuously exploring new avenues for activities focused on capacity development and fostering dialogue on digital policy issues within the SEE+ region. At the same time, we look into ways to strengthen the SEEDIG community and ensure that our initiative is more strongly anchored into the region. In this context, the SEEDIG Road Show project – developed after consultations with several partners and national IGF initiatives – aims to:

Training

A workshop or a training session on a specific Internet or digital policy issue of interest to the local community. The topic is identified by the local community, and it could be either of broad interest for the overall community, or of specific interest for a certain stakeholder group.

Debate

A debate on a specific Internet or digital policy issue of interest for the local community. The topic is identified by the local community and should be of broad enough interest to attract participation from multiple stakeholder groups.

SEEDIG School on the Road

Sessions dedicated to fostering awareness raising and capacity development with regard to the broader Internet governance and digital policy ecosystem: processes, actors, key issues, etc. These can be targeted at different stakeholder groups.

SEEDIG outreach session

Each event includes a presentation and discussion about SEEDIG: What is SEEDIG? What are our activities? Why and how to contribute?

Past events

Artificial intelligence: Should it be a priority for Romania?

25 March 2019 | Cluj-Napoca, Romania

About the event

Agora Debate, Cluj IT, Cluj Startups, the Urban Culture Centre of Cluj-Napoca, the City Hall and Local Council of Cluj-Napoca and SEEDIG hosted a public debate on the importance of artificial intelligence (AI) and Romania’s approach towards the development and deployment of AI technologies. 

The debate revolves around the following question: Should Romania institute as a national priority the deployment of a programme focused on the introduction of AI in multiple sectors of the economy and society? Two teams debated the pros and cons of such as an approach.

The event also included an overview of SEEDIG activities, and it concluded with a networking cocktail.

Infrastructures and technologies for digital innovation

28 March 2019 | Tirana, Albania

About the event

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy of Albania,  Albania Internet Governance Forum, Protik ICT Resource Center and SEEDIG hosted the event ‘Infrastructures and technologies for digital innovation’.

The event offered local stakeholders an opportunity to discuss possible priorities and action lines to be taken into account during the policy-making process. The debates revolved around issues related to infrastructures and technologies for digital innovation, exploring associated challenges, requirements and opportunities. International guests were invited to share experiences and contribute their views and perspectives to the debates. 

A concluding round-table touching on issues related to the involvement of local Internet actors in regional and international Internet governance and policy processes. SEEDIG and the Internet Society talked about their work within and beyond South Eastern Europe and outlined opportunities for engagement.